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  1. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    UOKiK publishes its guidelines on the principles of imposing fines on managers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/uokik-publishes-its-guidelines-on-the-principles-of-imposing-fines-on-managers

    The Polish Competition and Consumer Protection Act foresees that sanctions for implementing anticompetitive agreements may be imposed on companies and their managers. Managers who intentionally permit their company to ...

  2. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    ICA launches investigation into Apple and Amazon for alleged restrictions in the online sale of Apple and Beats branded products
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/italy/ica-launches-investigation-into-apple-and-amazon

    On 22 July, the Italian Competition Authority (the "ICA") announced it had opened an investigation against Apple and Amazon for an alleged violation of article 101 TFEU.

  3. Legal news
    14 May 2020
    COVID-19 and Diverted Profits Tax investigations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid19-and-diverted-profits-tax-investigations

    With HMRC reportedly suspending civil investigations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, what steps should those taxpayers currently under or at risk of a Diverted Profits Tax ("DPT") investigation be taking now?

  4. Legal news
    04 February 2020
    HMRC announce 'Global Day of Action'
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/hmrc-announce-'global-day-of-action'

    HMRC recently announced a day of action targeting suspected facilitation of tax evasion and money laundering offences which they believe amount to more than £200million in the UK alone.

  5. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    Quantification of cartel damages – first German Court recourses to freehand estimation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/quantification-of-cartel-damages

    The Regional Court of Dortmund is the first German court quantifying a cartel damage claim by estimating the amount of damage on the basis of § 287 of the Code of Civil Procedure of Germany. In contrast to the previous ...

  6. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    The CNMC investigates a potential abuse of dominant position in the Spanish natural gas market
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/the-cnmc-investigates-a-potential-abuse-of-dominant-position-in-the-spanish-natural-gas-market

    Same as in many other countries, the gas sector is crucial in Spain given its strategic importance and its necessary use for many industrial and consumer applications. The Spanish Competition Authority ("CNMC") has ...

  7. Legal news
    19 November 2020
    Business Interruption insurance and COVID-19: the state of play in various jurisdictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/business-interruption-insurance-and-covid-19-the-state-of-play-in-various-jurisdictions

    Globally, many companies are (again) affected by significant decline in business and/or closures as a result of measures taken by governments to deal with the coronavirus. Many of these companies have some form of ...

  8. Legal news
    15 November 2019
    Draft Bill of the German Federal Ministry of Justice concerning the association sanctions act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/verbandssanktionengesetz

    The long-awaited draft bill of the German Federal Ministry of Justice for an Association Sanctions Act is available since several weeks: Compliance management systems and internal investigations are rewarded – higher ...

  9. Twobirds news
    03 June 2019
    Baseline merges with Valeocon to bolster Bird & Bird management consulting business
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/global/baseline-merges-with-valeocon

    International law firm Bird & Bird today announces the merger of its Baseline consulting arm with Valeocon Management Consulting, creating one of the largest management consultancy firms linked to an international law ...

  10. Legal news
    09 December 2019
    Danish Competition and Consumer Authority publishes first decision and injunction on discriminatory access to accounts maintained by a credit institution
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/danish-competition-and-consumer-authority-publishes-first-decision-and-injunction

    On 4 December 2019, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) published their first decision and injunction on discriminatory access to accounts maintained by a credit institution under Article 63(1) of the ...